The Freshman Service Expereince
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Since 1990, the Freshman Service Experience (FSE) has been a tradition that celebrates the spirit of service at American University. More than 10,000 students have participated, working to turn ideas into action and action into service.
The Freshman Service Experience is a three night, two day program built on community service, social justice, thought provoking evening activities, and an orientation to American University and Washington, D.C. During the day, student-led volunteer groups work at about 50 different nonprofit work sites throughout the city. In the evenings, participants join other groups for dinner, speakers, and social events.